King Charles VI of France is crowned at just 12 years old.
Mathematical physicist William Thomson is admitted to Glasgow University at 10 years old.
“Moby Dick” by Herman Melville is published in the U.S. through Harper and Brothers.
USC Trojans, formerly known as the USC Methodists, participate in their first football game.
The first airplane flight from the deck of a ship occurs in Norfolk, Virginia.
The U.S. government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam.
A typhoon hits the Philippines and kills 110 people.
Disney’s “Lion King” sets a Broadway record for selling $2,700,000 daily.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake affects Kaikoura, New Zealand and kills two people. Over $1.8 billion in insurance claims were received as a result.
Edward Hopper sells his painting “Chop Suey” for a record $92 million at an auction in New York.